Category Archives: Ambush

5 PDEA agents, 1 cop killed in Lanao Sur ambush

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 5 Oct) – Five operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and a non-uniformed police personnel were killed while two other policemen were wounded in an ambush staged by unidentified gunmen in Kapai, Lanao del Sur on Friday. froil PDEA Region 10 Director Wilkins Villanueva said the PDEA […]

2 slain in ambush in NorthCot

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 8 Dec) – Two motorists headed to a village in Matalam, North Cotabato to attend a patronal fiesta were killed and another was wounded when shot by still unidentified suspects on Friday, a police official said. Chief Insp. Sunny Leoncito, Matalam police chief, hinted that the perpetrators were after the motorcycle as […]

NPA apologizes for baby’s death in Bukidnon ambush

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/15 November) — The New People’s Army (NPA) on Wednesday expressed apologies for the death of a four-month old baby girl in Talakag, Bukidnon on Thursday last week. In a statement, NPA spokesperson Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos said the rebel group “takes full responsibility and expresses remorse for the unfortunate and unnecessary death […]

PNP chief urges for resumption of GRP-NDF peace talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 March) – The government and the National Democratic Front must resume peace negotiations that have been stalled since early last month after both sides terminated their unilateral ceasefire declarations amid mutal accusations of bad faith, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said Friday. De la Rosa, 55, […]

Soldier’s Wake

President Rodrigo Duterte condoles with the family of Corporal Micheal Yadao of the Philippine Army at the Eastern Mindanao Command headquarters in Davao City on February 17, 2017. Yadao died in an ambush by the New People’s Army on February 16, 2017 in Brgy. Lamanan, Calinan District, Davao City. MindaNews photo by Manman Dejeto

Relief convoy ambushed in Surigao

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/15 February) — Suspected New People’s Army rebels fired on Army soldiers escorting a relief mission of TV network ABS-CBN in San Francisco town in Surigao del Norte Tuesday night, 4th Infantry Division spokesperson Capt. Joe Patrick Martinez said. Martinez said the rebels fired five shots at the soldiers aboard a […]

3 soldiers killed in Bukidnon clash; lieutenant dies in DavOr ambush

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/03 February) — Three Army soldiers were killed in a clash with communist guerrillas in Bukidnon only hours after the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People’s Army announced the termination of their unilateral ceasefire declaration. Ka Allan Juanito, NPA spokesperson for North Central Mindanao, said the soldiers, who belonged […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Inauguration of Mega Drug Rehab. 29 Nov 2016

Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING HIS ATTENDANCE TO THE INAUGURATION OF THE MEGA DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION CENTER (PHASE 1) [Delivered at Fort Magsaysay, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija | 29 November 2016 ] Kindly sit down. Maraming salamat po. Secretary Paulyn Jean-Ubial of the Department of […]

Wounded PSG

Four of the seven wounded members of  the Presidential Security Group were airlifted to Camp Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City on Tuesday (29 Nov 2016), hours after they were ambushed by still unidentified gunmen in Marawi City. The vehicle they were riding also reportedly hit a landmine in Barangay Matampay, Tuesday morning. They were on their […]

Matobato charged with frustrated murder for 2014 ambush while supposedly under WPP

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/24 September) – The alleged hitman of the Davao Death Squad (DDS) who testified before a joint Senate Committee hearing on September 22 and 25 that then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, now President of the Philippines, organized the DDS and ordered the killings is facing charges of frustrated murder before the Digos City prosecutor’s […]

Duterte gives NDF up to 5 p.m. July 30 to reciprocate ceasefire or else..

ASUNCION, Davao del Norte (MindaNews / 29 July) – President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday gave the National Democratic Front (NDF) 24 hours or up to 5 p..m. on July 30 to declare a ceasefire, too, or he will lift the unilateral ceasefire he declared during his 1st State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday. […]

Militiaman dies, 4 others hurt in NPA ambush in Davao Norte

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 July) – One member of the Cafgu Active Auxiliary of the 72nd Infantry Battalion was killed and four others were wounded when suspected members of the New People’s Army ambushed them on Wednesday in Sitio Kamunoan, Barangay Gupitan in Kapalong, Davao del Norte. The ambush took place two days after the first State of […]

ABS-CBN News team ambushed in Marawi

ILIGAN CITY – Members of ABS-CBN News Iligan were ambushed by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Bangolo, Marawi City past noon Saturday. Reporter Ronnie Enderes, cameraman Emilito Balansag and driver Gary Montecillo were all able to escape unharmed. According to Enderes, gunmen on board two motorcycles were involved in the incident. One of the back riders fired […]